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What was ODIN?
ODIN – ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network – was a two-year project which started in September 2012, funded by the European Commission’s ‘Coordination and Support Action’ under the FP7 programme.
Partners in ODIN are innovators in science, information science and the publishing industry: CERN, the British Library, ORCID, DataCite, Dryad, arXiv and the Australian National Data Service (see Partners).
The ODIN mission
ODIN built on the ORCID and DataCite initiatives to uniquely identify scientists and data sets and connect this information across multiple services and infrastructures for scholarly communication. It addressed some of the critical open questions in the area:
- Referencing a data object
- Tracking of use and re-use
- Links between a data object, subsets, articles, rights statements and every person involved in its life-cycle.